Bacillus thuringiensis resistance in Plutella – too many trees?

Crickmore, Neil (2016) Bacillus thuringiensis resistance in Plutella – too many trees? Current Opinion in Insect Science, 15. pp. 85-88. ISSN 2214-5753

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Plutella xylostella was the first insect for which resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis was reported in the field, yet despite many studies on the nature of this resistance phenotype its genetic and molecular basis remains elusive. Many different factors have been proposed as contributing to resistance, although in many cases it has not been possible to establish a causal link. Indeed, there are so many studies published that it has become very difficult to “see the wood for the trees”. This article will attempt to clarify our current understanding of Bt resistance in P. xylostella and consider the criteria that are used when validating a particular model.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biochemistry
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Neil Crickmore
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 11:54
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 19:10

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